The shining sun and the heat can be harsh, especially on your skin. Pollution and other environmental contaminants take away your skin’s natural essence, leaving it oily, dull, and blemished. best dermatologist in Vadodara giving a few tips to follow this summer:
The Ultimate Summer Skin Care In 10 Simple Steps
1. Lighten your skin-care routine.
In the summer, skin care routine may need to be a little more lightweight. The heat and humidity of summer means you can swap out a heavier cleanser (think cream or oil cleanser) in favour of a gentle, foaming option.
2. Keep your skin most hydrated.
Remember that summer is the season when your skin requires moisture as well as hydration. Invest in a good hydrating cream. Wash your face first and apply moisturizer as directed at night to repair, rehydrate, and soothe your skin. A moisturizer can treat specific skin conditions like dryness, acne, oil, etc. Especially if you have acne-prone or oily skin, losing one skin-care step with a combination moisturizer/SPF can help keep skin clear.
3. Have a concentrated vitamin C serum.
Vitamin c is a great tool for your skin for the whole year, but all the more important in the summer. Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation, improves the appearance of fine lines, and can help with collagen production. Layer a few drops on your skin between cleansing and moisturizing.
4. Add an exfoliation skin-care tool.
Dr. Mithun from Essence Aesthetic clinic Vadodara not recommending over-exfoliate, but the summertime is the right season to slough away. If you have oily skin, more exfoliation into your skin-care routine helps you the most. Remember that exfoliation is required for your entire body and not just your face. You should, however, make sure to be gentle while exfoliating your skin.
5. Cut down your shower time.
Many of us shower more than once a day during the summer. Keeping showers short, around four to five minutes is recommended. Showering in water that is too hot, can lead to over-drying your skin, leading to inflammation.
6. Cut down on makeup.
Summer means that you should ease up on makeup and cosmetics. Wear minimal facial makeup to allow the skin to breathe. Humidity and heat suppress the skin’s ability to breathe and stress it out. Avoid anything heavy on the face. Use a tinted lip balm, and organic kajal in summer to give your skin some rest.
7. Don’t forget to hydrate.
Water is the essence of healthy skin tissue. It keeps your skin supple, soft, and glowing. Remember to carry water anywhere you go and drink a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water. Water is also very crucial to flush the toxins out from the skin through sweat and urine.
8. Wear sunscreen.
Sunscreen should be your best skin tool during summer. Choose one that has a broad ultraviolet spectrum (between 30-50 SPF and covers UVA and UVB rays). Re-apply every two hrly if you are spending all day in the sun. Make sure to cover your hands, feet, shoulders, and neck as well.
9. Take Special Care of the Eye Region.
While you choose moisturizer and sunscreen for your face, remember that the skin around your eyes is much thinner and more delicate as compared to the rest of your face. Pick a good under-eye gel that has hyaluronic acid and vitamin-c. These ingredients keep the skin around the eyes hydrated and prevent wrinkle formation.